• [HOW TO] Make the Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Work Perfectly on Your iPhone Every Time




    Tip #1 - Scan Right-Side Up or Upside Down
    Even though the scanner pushes you towards scanning your finger right-side up, you can scan your finger upside down as well. If you find this more comfortable or more accurate, go ahead and use it. And you can try angles as well, since the Touch ID sensor has 360-degree readability, but other angles may be harder to replicate.

    Tip #2 - Five Is Greater Than One
    You can store up to five fingers in Touch ID, but this is only useful if you have multiple people that you want to be able to access your iPhone. You could also use it just for your own fingersóscanning each one individually. It will cause Touch ID take longer, since it has to decide which finger you're actually scanning, but you won't have to worry about it rejected all five of your prints.


    Tip #3 - Five of the Same
    -- HOT TIP
    Since the Touch ID can remember up to five fingers, you can actually use all five spots for your one finger. This gives the Touch ID sensor 5 times the amount of information for your one finger. So, instead of deciphering between five different fingerprints, it will have a better grasp of your main finger (most likely your thumbprint) and open more accurately and consistently. This is a very simple trick, but has been reported to work very well.

    Tip #4 - Organize Your Fingers
    If you did go ahead and store multiple fingers, you can easily identify each one by scanning it in Touch ID Settings. When scanning a particular finger, the matching print will briefly be highlighted in the list. That way, if something goes wrong, you know which one needs to be updated. You can also rename your fingerprint!

    Tip #5 - Try, Try, Try, Try, Try Again
    When unsuccessfully trying to unlock your iPhone 5S, you'll get a passcode prompt after three incorrect tries. But you should know that you actually have two more tries before being asked to try your passcode.

    Tip #6 - Cover the Whole Home Button
    Like Siri, Touch ID is supposed to get better with time, but if you want a quicker improvement, make sure to have your finger cover as much of the Home button as possible. This helps improve the sensors accuracy, and make sure that it's ready your full print.

    I'd recommend to you Tip #3 "Five of the Same" as it worked very well for myself.

    You can easily store fingerprints by going to Settings > General > Passcode & Fingerprints > Add New Fingerprint
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [HOW TO] Make the Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Work Perfectly on Your iPhone Every Time started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      Thank you. I really like this article
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by nealh View Post
      Thank you. I really like this article
      Thank You Keep Reading!
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Great tips.

      Unfortunately my dry skin still prevents Touch ID from working consistently. And yes, I've already tried using each one of these tips, and I continue to use them. Even so, Apple surpasses all other fingerprint sensors I've tried.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Good article.

      You don't have to use your finger tips, I've set one of mine to use the skin below my thumb
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Good article.
      You don't have to use your finger tips, I've set one of mine to use the skin below my thumb
      Sounds great, but my entire hands look like they're covered with spider webs. I once had a palm reader refuse to give me a reading. (A friend of mine.) She just shook her head and would say nothing more. Wierd, huh?
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Good article.

      You don't have to use your finger tips, I've set one of mine to use the skin below my thumb
      I have one of my big toe prints setup to unlock my phone...
    1. tito12's Avatar
      tito12 -
      Let's stop here before we get some really weird possibilities
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sage I View Post
      I have one of my big toe prints setup to unlock my phone...
      hahahahahahahahaaaaaa
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Quote Originally Posted by tito12 View Post
      Let's stop here before we get some really weird possibilities
      I think that ship has sailed.
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